Celebration of the Bicentennial of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour, 1824-1825
Our country stands on the eve of a grand anniversary, and DAR is preparing to celebrate in a big way! This pin, sixth in a Limited 250th Anniversary Series, commemorates the Marquis de Lafayette's Farewell Tour, 1824-1825.
In the late 1890s, NSDAR established the Franco-American Memorial Committee. Its purpose was to facilitate the creation of monuments to Generals Washington and Lafayette in gratitude to France for her generous aid in our struggle for independence. This pin was created to commemorate the July 4, 1900 unveiling of the statue of Lafayette in Paris. Five million U.S. school children contributed to the cost of the statue, while the NSDAR funded the pedestal. Stylized for today’s DAR, this pin celebrates the Marquis de Lafayette, the Bicentennial of his Farewell Tour (1824 – 1825), and the contributions by both he and France to American independence and global liberty and democracy. Vive la Lafayette!
When this commemorative pin is worn by DAR members on the official Insignia ribbon, it must be placed according to the most current "Placement of DAR Insignia and Pins on Official Ribbon" document found on the Insignia Committee webpage. When not worn on the official ribbon, DAR members may only wear this commemorative pin as a brooch, not on a right-side ribbon. When non-members wear this commemorative pin, they should demonstrate pride in all DAR stands for by wearing it only when dressed nicely and in a respectful manner.
Show your support of DAR's mission by adding the Celebration of the Bicentennial of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour, 1824-1825 commemorative pin to your Insignia collection today!